‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Royal Portable Typewriter Blotter
|Size||3″ x 6″|
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
Royal Portable Typewriter Blotter Overview
Ink blotters were generally rectangular cards that were popular in the days of fountain pens. They would usually be kept on desks and were used to allow people to wipe off excess ink. To properly absorb the ink, blotters are generally a little thicker and have a different texture than traditional cards.
This blotter was an advertisement for Royal’s new portable typewriter. The blotter was mostly red and at the bottom, included a space for a specific dealer to print his/her location. The card is important to collectors since it features an (albeit unidentified) football player on the front.
While not standard trading cards, blotters with sports figures are absolutely collectible. Because they were used to absorb extra ink, you will often find them with ink spots all over them. Ones that haven’t been covered in ink demand a premium.
Blotters were generally an advertisement for a specific product, service, or organization. Along with a picture of a sports figure or team, they usually sought to promote some type of product or business.
Royal Portable Typewriter Blotter Checklist
This is a standalone issue not part of a set.